3rd Place: "Suprise on the Smith River" by Andy Parker. A delightful film about a friendly otter on the Smith River. In the film, Andy and "Ollie" the Otter have quite a conversation of chirps, squeeks, and whistles as the curious animal scopes out the humans floating though his home.
and the first place trophy went to....
Linda Drage for "A Safety Short: Learning to Kayak"! In Linda's comical film, she relays safety tips that she learned while attending an intermediate kayak class offered by Smith River Adventure Outfitters. To illustrate her lessons, Linda superimposed her face onto photos of boaters from around the world as she demonstrated what to do and not do while paddling. Clever tips and witty humor definately made this film a crowd pleaser.
Due to popular demand an encore showing of the film festival will be held at the Philpott Lake Visitor's Center this fall, exact date TBA. Stay tuned for more details.
Start filming your river adventures now in preparation for the 2010 Smith River Film Festival, but please be safe while on the river. You can take a lesson from Jennifer & Paddler Bob!
DRBA's Gear Swap
Since this was the first time that DRBA has ever held a Gear Swap, we were unsure of what to expect. Boy were we suprised when more than 150 people showed up to shop for recreational gear! Many good deals were claimed including two kayaks, life jackets, kid's swimsuits with built in floatation, hiking and paddling gear, t-shirts, bike racks, and a mountain bike. A DRBA supporter even brought out free biking and paddling shirts to distribute among the crowd.
Due to the overwhelming interest in buying second-hand recreational gear, another Gear Swap is being planned for March 2010. If you have equipment that you would like to offer for sale or trade, please contact Jennifer Doss to get more information on the upcoming event. 276-634-2545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Main Event
Kayak Male Adult
1. Tom Eick 0:41:27
2. Dave Segars 0:42:43
3. Derek Keaton 0:48:11
Kayak Male Senior
1. Scott Keaton 0:48:07
2. Sam Keaton 0:48:17
3. Andy Parker 0:53:10
Canoe Solo Male Adult
1. Dale Swanson 0:50:27
2. Marlo Crawford 0:52:52
Canoe Solo Male Senior
1. Charles Strauss 0:48:42
Canoe Solo Male Super Senior
1. Ed Sharp 0:46:53
Canoe Tandem Adult
1. Tom Blue & Tom Blue Sr. 0:50:28
Canoe Tandem Senior
1. Kirk Havens & Jim Farrington 0:41:35
2. Conny Roussos & David Thomas 0:44:35